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"Normal" or "Skinny"

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I just got back from a pretty stressful long weekend visit with the family. I stressed for a few days before we left, but still managed to keep my proteins up and my carbs down. The couple we visited with is on Weight Watchers so we actually ate pretty darn healthy throughout the whole weekend. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised when I got home and the scale showed that I had lost another 7 pounds.

Wow! At first I was super excited, but then I got a little worried. 7 more pounds is quite a lot for me at this point in my journey and puts me at a BMI of 20. So I checked on line and according to the National Health Institute, I can lose another 13 pounds and will still be considered in the "normal" range........ really? Another 13 pounds and people will think I'm anorexic and anemic, with skeletal bones sticking out from weird places and directions.

So I'm at a paradoxical be "normal" and "skinny" or to be "normal" and "too skinny" -- when is enough, enough and when is it too much. -- is it better to lose a few extra pounds (while staying in the "normal" range) to hedge against any weight re-gain later? Is it better to stay on plan and let my body decide when it is done losing? Or should I, once again, adjust my eating plan to try and stop the continued weight loss?

hmmmmmmm....... your opinions, please......... I value your input
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    It might be time for you to go for a full body scan and let that be your determining factor as to whether to lose more pounds or not. What percentage of fat do you want and how much muscle do you want to build? If you can figure that out, then at that point the scale won't be telling you much useful information anyway.
    2500 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss. I agree that if you feel comfortable at the weight you are at right now, just stay there. Don't obsess about a few pounds, especially it is going to make you feel like you are too skinny. Just keep getting the exercises in to keep yourself in good shape.
    2501 days ago
  • --CHERYL--
    emoticon on the recent weight loss!!!

    If you feel good and healthy now, don't worry about losing extra pounds. We're all a lil obsessed on being skinny. Stay fit

    2501 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a good day emoticon
    2501 days ago
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